Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"The Choice" - War of 1812 Living History

Sotterley Plantation’s War of 1812 Living History “The Choice” will be part of the three year national bicentennial commemoration of this war in our region. “The Choice” will take place on June 9th, July 14th, and August 11th, with showings of the performance at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on each event date.

The war with the British brought hardship to the plantation but a chance at freedom for the enslaved. At the living history presentations you will meet the people who lived and labored at Sotterley during the summer of 1814. Come to one of our events and be a part of the drama as slaves must make a difficult and daring choice. What will you decide?
In FY2011, Sotterley was awarded grants from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority, the Maryland Humanities Council, and the Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium to create a living history script from Sotterley’s unique story of the War of 1812, as well as the costuming and props needed for the production. Now that the script and costuming had been completed it was time to begin production, and Old Line Bank stepped forward to generously sponsor the production phase of this project. Due to the support from these three organizations, Sotterley will now be able to share a unique story with a perspective rarely told about the War of 1812.

This event is FREE to the public, but space is limited. Advanced reservations can be made by calling the Sotterley office at 301-373-2280.

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